Simple Living (Poem)

We love our simple rural, tied-to-the-land way of life.

It’s a life where nature pairs well with the farmer.

Rural living, rustic elegance, the common man.

All applying common sense to real problems.

Where seasons, not schedules, shape work style.

Where weather, not email, calls attention.

Where baby goats and lambs fill hearts and spirits, not pay checks.

And, where the efforts put in build true productivity – for animals, family and community.

Not for some global stock ticker upclick whipped on by bosses.

The ones only known through internet email and corporate dictate sent down in written form;

All so removed from the ‘essence’ of any of us.

Rural America, outside the purview of the urban/corporate/consumer driven mindset,

Where ivory tower vicissitudes haven’t yet  reached.

Unlike the urban neighbors who have fallen victim to the mindset

Which is incessantly ravaging the traditional American way of life

And altering the course of our history.

Truth prevails in the end, like seasons steadily moving on.

That truth causes us to arrive where we began.

Returning us once again, to the simple life.

Pendulum swings, like old porch swings, creak with a story;

The story of time, truth and testimony.

It’s a story about man, tied to the land and a way of life,

Where nature pairs well with the farmer.

~ by Lori Davis, of HiBar Ranch

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